Inter-Christian relations

05.02.2016 14:21

Press conference at DECR on Patriarch Kirill’s forthcoming visit to Latin America

Press conference at DECR on Patriarch Kirill’s forthcoming visit to Latin America Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR), held a press conference on February 5, 2016, at the DECR.
05.02.2016 14:21

Joint Press Release of the Holy See and of the Patriarchate of Moscow

Joint Press Release of the Holy See and of the Patriarchate of Moscow The Holy See and the Patriarchate of Moscow are pleased to announce that, by the grace of God, His Holiness Pope Francis and His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will meet on February 12.
04.02.2016 13:49

DECR chairman meets with president of Cardinal Paul Poupard Foundation, Mr. Musumeci

DECR chairman meets with president of Cardinal Paul Poupard Foundation, Mr. Musumeci On February 4, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk met with lawyer Giuseppe Musumeci, president of the Cardinal Paul Poupard Foundation, at the Department for External Church Relations (DECR).
28.01.2016 16:01

Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World

Draft document of the Pan-Orthodox Council, adopted by the 5th Pan-Orthodox Pre-Council Conference in Chambésy on October, 10-17, 2015. Published in compliance with the decision of the Synaxis of Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches, Chambésy, January, 21-28, 2016.
21.01.2016 11:32

St Nicholas Cathedral in Nice consecrated after restoration

St Nicholas Cathedral in Nice consecrated after restoration On 19 January 2016, the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord, the celebrations marking the Lesser Consecration of St Nicholas Cathedral, one of the most beautiful churches of the Russian Orthodox Church abroad, took place in Nice, France.
25.12.2015 17:35

Holy Synod takes decisions on external church activities

Holy Synod takes decisions on external church activities During its session held on 24 December 2015, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church considered a number of issues concerning the external church relations.
24.12.2015 20:55

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends Christmas greetings to heads of non-Orthodox Churches

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends Christmas greetings to heads of non-Orthodox Churches His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated the heads of the non-Orthodox Churches on the Feast of the Nativity of Christ. Among the addressees are Pope Francis, Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chairman of the EKD Council, and heads of other non-Orthodox Churches.
24.12.2015 20:40

DECR chairman greets heads of non-Orthodox Churches with the Feast of the Nativity of Christ

DECR chairman greets heads of non-Orthodox Churches with the Feast of the Nativity of Christ Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Christmas greetings to Pope Francis, Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chairman of the EKD Council, and heads of other non-Orthodox Churches.
18.12.2015 18:28

Bishop Tikhon of Podolsk on pastoral visit to dioceses of Vienna and Austria and Hungary

Bishop Tikhon of Podolsk on pastoral visit to dioceses of Vienna and Austria and Hungary On November 28, 2015, Bishop Tikhon of Podolsk, administrator of the dioceses of Vienna and Austria and Hungary, arrived in Austria.
18.12.2015 13:30

Moscow Synodal Choir and the Sistine Chapel Choir perform in Rome

Moscow Synodal Choir and the Sistine Chapel Choir perform in Rome On 17 December 2015, the concert of the Moscow Synodal Choir conducted by Alexei Puzakov, an honoured artist of Russia, and the Sistine Chapel Choir conducted by Monsignor Massimo Palombella took place at the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome on the initiative of the Joint Working Group on…
15.12.2015 12:09

Bishop of Coptic Church visits Representation of Moscow Patriarchate in the USA

Bishop of Coptic Church visits Representation of Moscow Patriarchate in the USA On 12 December 2015, Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, administrator of the Patriarchal parishes in the USA, met with Bishop David of New York and New England, the Coptic Church.
13.12.2015 21:36

Russian Orthodox Church and Evangelical Church in Germany hold joint conference dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II

Russian Orthodox Church and Evangelical Church in Germany hold joint conference dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II In compliance with the decision of the Holy Synod, a delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate took part in a joint conference of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), which was held in Munich on 10-11 December 2015, and was dedicated to the 70th anniversary of…
10.12.2015 13:48

DECR chairman meets with members of Egyptian Parliament

DECR chairman meets with members of Egyptian Parliament On 9 December 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), received a delegation of the members of the new Egyptian Parliament: Coptic Christians Dr. Emad Gad and Dr. Hany Naguib, deputies from the ‘Free Egyptian Party’, and Mr. Emad Raouf, leader…
10.12.2015 13:30

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with hierarchs of the Coptic Church

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with hierarchs of the Coptic Church On 9 December 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with a delegation of the Coptic Church in the parish house of the Church of “Joy to All the Afflicted” icon of the Mother of God.
07.12.2015 23:51

Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk meets with President of Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk meets with President of Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity On 7 December 2015, Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk, administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate’s parishes in Italy, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad, met with Kurt Cardinal Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
07.12.2015 23:11

Exhibition of artist Vassily Nesterenko opens in Rome

Exhibition of artist Vassily Nesterenko opens in Rome The exhibition will be open until December 30.
03.12.2015 12:48

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill receives prior and administrator of Basilica of St. Nicholas

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill receives prior and administrator of Basilica of St. Nicholas On 2 December 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia received representatives of the Roman Catholic Church: the Revd Ciro Capotosto, prior, and monk Vincenzo Marulli, housekeeper-administrator of the Basilica of St. Nicholas in Bari, Italy.
02.12.2015 20:39

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the commemoration day of St. Philaret

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the commemoration day of St. Philaret On 2 December 2015, the commemoration day of St. Philaret, Metropolitan of Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
25.11.2015 12:43

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church take part in WCC and UNECEF seminar

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church take part in WCC and UNECEF seminar The seminar took place in the framework of partnership signed by the WCC and the UNICEF on September 18, 2015.
13.11.2015 23:34

Head of Syriac Orthodox Church completes his visit to Russia

Head of Syriac Orthodox Church completes his visit to Russia On 13 November 2015, His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Primate of the Syriac Orthodox Church, completed his visit to Russia.
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